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Too Many Dentists Earn Millions of Dollars During Their Career, and Retire Broke

When it comes to the many successful dentists who they advise, Rob Eagleston and his brother, John, have a straightforward mission: Help practice owners and associates protect their wealth, grow it, and enjoy it, especially in retirement.

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Could The “New Frontier” in Sedation Be Intranasal?

No needles, no pills, no waiting. It’s an attractive idea for clinicians looking to get patients comfortable right away, but is it as effective and predictable as other sedation methods?

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What Protocol Changes to Make for a Patient Taking Daily Benzodiazepines?

Patients with severe dental anxiety may not only be afraid of the dentist. How do we modify the DOCS Education protocols for patients who are already on medication for chronic anxiety?

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Three Social Media Disasters... And How to Prevent Them!

Danger ahead! Social media can be a great way to engage with your patient base and raise your practice’s profile, but beware these social media marketing pitfalls:

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Year-End Tax Strategies for Dentists

Most dentists can save thousands, perhaps tens of thousands of dollars in taxes, by taking decisive steps before year-end. With major federal tax reform in the works, for the first time since 1986, the opportunities in these final days of 2017 really are a once-in-a-generation occurence.

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A "Best in the Nation Sedation Dentist" - Dr. Brian McKay

Meet Dr. Brian McKay, a long-time DOCS Education member and one of our "2018 Best in the Nation Sedation Dentists." Dr. McKay specializes in comprehensive restorations and has safely and successfully treated more than 3,000 patients relying on his DOCS Education sedation training. In return for his hard work and dedication, Dr. McKay enjoys a professional and personal lifestyle that he, himself, describes as "the best thing in the world."

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How Dentists Can Clear the Obstacles and Greet Each Workday with Enthusiasm

Did you arrive at the office today inspired to see patients and do all the necessary administrative work? Procter & Gamble veteran and author Scott Mautz helps professionals stay motivated and create a supportive organizational culture.

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My Patient Had a Stroke at 16! Can I Help Them?

A patient with an early life stroke in his medical history needs significant dental care, but anxiety and pain are complicating the procedure. What's the safest course of action?

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How Do You Kill a "Superbug"? Silence It.

A powerful new adjuvant isolated from the pepper tree has the potential to help existing antibiotics kill bacteria that have developed a resistance, by cutting off their communication.

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Improve Endodontic Outcomes With Laser Irradiation

The primary challenge of a successful root canal is full and complete obturation of the canal, without microgaps or missed side canals. Could a semiconductor laser be the solution?

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A member has been on a losing streak when it comes to keeping his patients numb and comfortable for restorations. Why isn't the anesthetic as effective?
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A patient presents with multiple medical conditions, including bipolar disorder, diabetes and an active HCV infection. To top it all off, she's a smoker. Should the clinician proceed with oral conscious sedation?
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Does that seem like a ridiculous question to you? Unfortunately, it's not so preposterous according to a new study published in the Journal Nature.
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Should you be trying to control a patient's blood pressure with medication before, during or after a sedation appointment? A DOCS Education member wonders why DOCS Education courses don't cover this topic. Drs. Wellbrock and Goyal advise.
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700-plus. That's the current estimate for the number of different bacteria types that live in the human oral cavity. Major advances in DNA sequencing technologies are opening up new areas of research into the human microbiome. Study results already look promising.
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Americans are addicted to sweet, but both sugar and artificial sweeteners have serious health risks. How can dentists help patients understand the consequences of their sugary addictions? Get the facts, sweetheart.
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